New Children’s Picture Book Uses Different Hues to Explain Diversity to Children

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Debut author Mickey Scotto takes her 34-year-old analogy to the publishing world

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“Race, ethnic origin and diversity should not be an issue. We are all human”

Scotto recalls shopping in a local grocery store when her four-year-old son, having never seen a person of color, asked, “Mommy! Why is that man’s skin so black?” All eyes in the aisle were on Scotto. She replied, “When God created the world, he used a big box of crayons.”

Based on that incident, Scotto was inspired to share that analogy with others by writing her new book, “God’s Big Crayon Box: We Are All So Much More Alike Than We Are Different!”, which is available in both English and Spanish.

“I want to reach and teach small children in as many nationalities as I can,” Scotto said. “Race, ethnic origin and diversity should not be an issue. We are all human.”

The book carries a message of diversity, which is displayed in print as well as illustrations. Throughout the 24 pages, Scotto writes about how God used his artistic imagination to create the earth and everything in it. She explains that God did not want the earth to be bland, so he used all the colors in his crayon box.

Scotto describes why God used different colors for different people and why he gave his people different languages to speak all over the world he created.

“When you see someone who looks or sounds different than you, remember God’s big crayon box and how much fun he had using all of his colors and how much he loves all the differences in his creations,” Scotto said.

“God’s Big Crayon Box: We Are All So Much More Alike Than We Are Different!”
By Mickey Scotto ISBN: 9781665711685 (softcover); 9781665711692 (hardcover); 9781665711708 (electronic)
Available at Archway, Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the author
Mickey Scotto is a debut author and mother of three boys, “bonus” mom to two girls, and proud grandmother of six and counting. She is retired after having most recently been a medical receptionist for a neurosurgery practice for 11 years. She has several more books currently that she is writing, based on God and family. To learn more, please visit https://www.mickeyscotto.com/.

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